Charles "Chuck" H. Wagner
May 5, 1947 - January 4, 2024

Charles "Chuck" H. Wagner

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Charles H. Wagner, 76, of Ashland, Nebraska, passed away surrounded by family on January 4, 2024.

Chuck was born on May 5, 1947, in Fremont, Nebraska, and raised on the family farm near Hooper. He attended rural grade school, graduated from Hooper High School in 1965, and the University of Nebraska in 1969, where he played in the Cornhusker Marching Band. Chuck was awarded a J.D. from the Nebraska College of Law in 1972. After law school, he accepted a position with the law firm of Dickerson, Miles and Pico in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he became a partner. In 1981, Chuck and his family returned to Wahoo, Nebraska, where he practiced law with Edstrom, Bromm, Lindahl, Wagner and Miller.

On September 16, 2002 Chuck married Cindy Reinhard. They enjoyed a second career together owning and operating farmland and businesses in Dodge and Saunders counties. Chuck enjoyed traveling, classical music, literature, politics, and spirited conversation.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and his children Jessica (David) Knox, Aidan and Laine, of Fort Worth, Texas; Elaine (John) Dolecek of Austin, Texas; and Joe (Melanie) Wagner of Asheville, North Carolina; brother Bill (Theresa) Wagner of Omaha; sister Barbara (Tom) Foster of Leawood, Kansas; stepchildren Joe (Brooke) Reinhard of Lincoln; Hobbes Logan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Whitney (Chris) Till of Chillicothe, Ohio; seven step grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

At Chuck's request, there is no formal memorial service. Burial will take place at the Logan Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Siena Francis House, Catholic Charities of Omaha, or the Omaha Symphony.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont in charge of local arrangements.

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  1. Elaine & John Grothusen
    We are so grateful that Cindy and Chuck joined our table New Year's Eve, 2023. We were at a Greg Spevak Big Band Dance. They both looked good and visited comfortably.... and they were on the dance floor having a good time. We are blessed for their friendship.
  2. Thomas Klein
    I am extremely sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. I practiced law in Wahoo at Haessler, Sullivan & Klein, and enjoyed having matters with Chuck. Thoughts and prayers to Chuck and his family.
  3. Leonard Purcell
    My condolences go out to Cindy and the Wagner family deeply heart broken over his passing although me and chuck parted ways in 2021 he taught me a lot at the car wash he will be missed condolences from Leonard and dawn purcell rest in comfort and peace my friend
  4. Frank and Mary Beth Budx
    We are so saddened to hear about Chuck. Saw your vibrant picture of new years eve. Cherish that evening always. His parting gift. How wonderful was that? We are here for you, right down the street. We understand the grief you are going through. We are never ready for what we know is coming. Love thoughts and prayers, The Budz Family
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